My Shadow

The Tea

2 Corinthians 7:6 "Then God who cheers those who are discouraged refreshed us by the arrival of Titus." Living Bible I was having a difficult day. Living in a small, remote town has both its joys and challenges. For me one of the challenges is a lack of opportunities...

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The Bears

Hebrews 13:3 "Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." NIVThe first time I saw the mother grizzly and her three cubs, I remember thinking what a privilege it...

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Step Out of Your Darkness

"So, do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10 NIV) My daughter was in a major car accident, and we didn't think she would survive. But...

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Share the Load

"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2 NIV With more than 2,000 miles to walk, he chose carefully what to put in his backpack. World War II was over, and Earl Shaffer needed to walk it out of his system. He...

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The Magic of Encouragement

"If we are treated well, given a helping hand and encouraging word, that also works to your benefit, spurring you on, face forward, unflinching. Your hard times are also our hard times." (2 Corinthians 1:6 MSG)"So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope...

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Dilemmas

Although I was a brand-new teacher, I thoroughly enjoyed my job. Towards the end of the school year, however, I was warned that I might become redundant. My first thought was: "What did I do wrong?" I would scratch my head because I couldn't identify glaring...

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